I concur wholeheartedly with this Register piece on netbooks, my favourite computer form factor ever.
I spent most of the week thinking about RationalWiki's social media strategy, and I am slightly horrified to use that phrase as if it means something. The blog is ticking along at about 150 hits/day, which is not terrible for something completely new. There's some really good posts on the blog, and of course they disappear in time almost immediately; if you like a post, please spread the link around lots. There's a lotta stupid out there in the world to clean up. I also have the keys to the @rationalwiki Twitter.
If you ever need to grep -r a whole codebase (or other huge directory tree of text), just use ag instead. It's really nice and ridiculously faster. Not in the distros yet, but there are developer-endorsed debs and RPMs.
Started using RT at work. It really is just completely a bucket of cocks. Still a better love story than Remedy, though.